Minimizing Weaning Stress on Calves

Minimizing Weaning Stress on Calves

Craig Gifford, Shiann Burns, and Marcy Ward

New Mexico State University

Weaning is one of the most stressful events in a calf’s life. Two primary stressors affect calves at weaning: social separation from their mothers and moving to a new environment where they must develop new feeding and watering skills and habituate to new surroundings.

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